While we often have food at our events, until this past Saturday, we had never had an actual food preparation WORKSHOP. Sure, we’ve had plenty of meetings, workshops, and events where we TALKED about food but had never had a real “roll up your sleeves and get chopping” sort of gathering. It dawned on us over time that it’s one thing to “talk the talk” of regaining food sovereignty by canning and fermenting our own food, but altogether different to “walk the walk” by yes, renting a church basement equipped with a good kitchen, gathering high quality ingredients, bringing interesting people together and well . . . CHOP, CHOP!
The very best part of the workshop? These folks:
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(Prepping apples for applesauce)

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Anybody who has participated in any GMO Free NJ events knows that we love to have fun in all of our activities; from film screenings, hands-on workshops, rallies, public meetings to tabling events, if we can’t infuse joy and enthusiasm into it . . . well, we just won’t do it! One of our all-time favorite things to do is tabling events. I mean, what could be more rewarding than talking to everyone you meet about GMOs? (I’m dead serious–just ask my family). But, the AMAZING variety of people we meet is the big thrill . . . let me tell you about who we met at one recent event. We were sort of mooching off of GMO Free PA’s table at the Philly Greenfest when a young woman walked up to the table to tell us about her upcoming art exhibit. Here’s the invite:




Wow(!), an art exhibit entitled “Subsidized Starvation” about the industrialization of the food supply that features a screening of GMO, OMG!?! Needless to say we were INTRIGUED and added the art opening to our schedule. Abby Elizabeth, the artist, hadn’t told us that her work was created by gluing thousands of individual grains of rice, wheat, barley, and corn kernels as well as pennies (see if you can spot them) and children’s toys onto reclaimed pallet boards to create images that tell a tale of America’s food story from the Dust Bowl era to today’s Biotech takeover of the food supply. Here are two of my favorites:

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NORCROSS ❤️s MONSANTO! Make the Call, Write on his Wall, & Occupy the Town Hall!


Do you know that the DARK Act is expected to pass the House by the end of next week? Did you know that Rep. Norcross has double-crossed his constituents and is a co sponsor of the DARK Act? If we don’t respond by taking these actions we are sending a crystal clear message that we don’t care about GMO labeling. Continue reading

Garden organically with these alternatives to Roundup®


Dandelions in the lawn? Chickweed in the garden bed? Grass popping up through the cracks in the sidewalk? Make your home and garden a ROUNDUP®-FREE ZONE! Here are some great tips for avoiding the destructive effects of the world’s most common weed killing chemical. Do yourself (your soil, and the birds & bees) a favor by trying these natural alternatives. Continue reading



There is a criminal at large, a very cunning perpetrator that seems to be just about everywhere, wreaking havoc and leaving a wake of destruction. The suspect operates under the cover of a great number of aliases and we are calling upon all citizens to assist in the apprehension of ROUNDUP®, Public Enemy #1. There are multiple warrants out on this wanton vandal who must be stopped and thrown in the slammer before it’s too late! We all need to be on lookout for this extremely unsavory character so here are some descriptions from our profiler: Continue reading

Experimental Farm Network

From our friends over at Experimental Farm Network:

“BIG NEWS! It’s official, folks: we are now recruiting participants to join the Experimental Farm Network! We have every intention of turning this into the biggest citizen-science project in history because we believe the future depends on it. Whether you are a novice gardener or an experienced farmer, we want you. Whether you are an experienced university plant-breeder or a passionate amateur permaculturalist, we need you. As long as you believe it’s up to all of us to build a better world together, you belong on our team. Please fill out this form today and share widely!”